All-day breakfasts, Italian wine with salty tartlets, handmade pizza, and pasta, open kitchen with a varied menu you can find this all in one place.
My friends often ask me to recommend a place for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and also to have a meeting over a glass of wine. They are always surprised that for each of these occasions I recommend only one place: La Mouka.
La Mouka is an Italian restaurant which is located near I.P. Pavlova, where you can also have a delicious lunch (during weekdays from 12 am to 2 pm there is a 20% discount on the entire menu), meet friends for a cup of coffee with some dessert, watch how homemade pasta is prepared on open kitchen and just take a break from the bustle of the city.
I like everything in here: the picture on the wall, light and air, the presence of an air conditioner, a cozy summer terrace, an open kitchen, a relaxed atmosphere, and a bar.
I love this place, especially because of its budget and varied menu. It was my next impression after the local atmosphere – well-coordinated menu, with a pleasant selection of simple dishes, each of which, nevertheless, has some kind of light flirting: Pasta Carbonara (180 czk); Caesar with chicken (160 czk); Pizza Margherita with fresh basil (170 czk) and Lavender Lime dessert (130 czk)
La Mouka is special because of its first-class service; I do not often meet such a high level of service. They treat everyone friendly, with the utmost care and respect. As it turns out later, the restaurant management has a lot of experience with Hyatt and the Ritz-Carlton.
I also would like to note the opportunity to try Italian wine and prosecco by the glass before buying a bottle. To be honest, I saw such small and stylish glasses for the first time in my life. My friends and I love to come here in the evening to discuss how the day went, and at the same time to take salty tartlets with wine.
They always have a lot of them in the window and these tartlets always have different tastes. I suggest the one with blue cheese and pear. They are aesthetically beautiful, they do not crumble, and do not require utensils. These tartlets are completely homemade which is ideal for catering in boxes, which La Mouka has already done more than once.
Here you can celebrate your birthday: 5 days before and after the party, you will receive a discount of 20% off all menu.
Knowing the delicious authentic Italian cuisine firsthand, I highly recommend this restaurant to visit. I’m sure you’ll be satisfied and have a great time.
Monday to Sunday 9am – 10 pm
Ječná 120 00/243, 2 Nové Město
What if I told you that the question of where to find the best burgers in Prague has finally been answered?
If you haven’t guessed yet, the place is John Polpo, a cozy and comfortable new bistro in Žižkov.
Here, you can have coffee, play board games, work, drink some craft beer, eat desserts, celebrate a birthday, and most importantly, eat delicious burgers.
Arthur, the owner of John Polpo, along with his wife Olga, have long dreamed of opening a business of their own. The first space they found was on Seifertova street.
It was there that they decided to develop the concept of a craft burger bistro with high-quality ingredients. At their new location, much larger than the original space, they offer plenty of room for takeaway orders as well a dining space.
When I visited for myself, we got the menu very quickly and the service was on point. The order itself took about 10 minutes, which is an excellent time period.
There are five burgers on the menu ranging from the John Bacon burger to the burger with gorgonzola, pear, and beef. My personal preference is the “Full House XXL Meat”. The burger itself is large (you definitely won’t stay hungry) and includes fresh buns, very juicy cutlet, cheese, and crispy vegetables. Be sure to order a sweet potato with parmesan aside, it’s my favorite.
In 2021, John Polpo won the rising star award from Bolt, for which they were awarded a golden broccoli.
Last but not least: On May 1, this place will be a year old and there will be a big party to celebrate the anniversary!
- Monday – Thursday 11-21
- Friday – Saturday 11-23
- Sunday 11-17
Addrees: Milíčova 25, 130 00 Prague 3-Žižkov
Today coffee lovers have a place to roam- coffee can vary in all kinds with the taste of nuts and roasted bread, with smoky shades and sourness of grapefruit, with hints of chocolate almonds and cherries on cognac.
The service is also on top: freshly roasted coffee beans can be bought at any decent coffee house (or ordered online) – a few years ago people could only dream of this. Coffee continues its expansion in the city, and more and more enthusiasts open not only their own coffee houses, but also start roasting their own coffee.
The outgoing year was generous with new projects. Kavafaktura has recently opened a point in Modřany where you can always try freshly roasted coffee and have a glass of wine. This is a spacious showroom of coffee beans with seating.
The new Kavafaktura branch is located in a modern building in a residential area next to a bus stop (you won’t pass by). The guys acquired a whole army of loyal fans. I was there on a Sunday and only a couple of tables were available. That fact itself deserves a lot of respect. Here you can work on your laptop, enjoy a book accompanied by a cup of hot drink or chat with a barista. They do brew classics and filter. In addition to coffee, the menu has a variety of desserts.
I spoke to Dildar, who has been with Kavafaktura Head Barista for over two years.
“Our boss is a lawyer. Some time ago he traveled a lot and his friend from Germany invited him to visit. This same friend worked in a coffee house as a roaster. Once our boss observed such a picture in a friend’s coffee shop: on a cloudy, rainy morning a woman came to them. She ordered a cup of coffee, sat down on the street, in the rain and sadly looked into the distance. The barista decided to cheer her up and drew a pattern with the sun using latte art. He brought her coffee with the words “let your mood be wonderful”, in response, the woman gave him a smile for the first time in a long time. It was at that moment that our boss realized that coffee is more than just a drink. He realized that coffee brings people together, that this simple but interesting drink can change the fate of many.
The main value of Kavafaktura is the staff. This is clearly seen when you just order coffee. The barista will chat with you, give you grain advice or patiently answer any questions you may have. It’s logical, isn’t it? Morning is the best time for coffee: people run to work, not always in the best mood, but here they are greeted with a smile, care and still brew delicious coffee.
“Our boss quit a month after that incident” – Dildar continues. – He went to study, learned how to roast coffee beans himself. In 2015, he opened his first branch on Narodni, which, unfortunately, no longer works. But this coffee house, in which we are now sitting, has been working for 4 months in a row.
Here you can also buy fresh coffee beans of your own roasting from 12 countries of the world. There are several interesting (mix of grains) of 100% Arabica in the assortment.
The grains here are neither too sour nor too bitter. Specialty coffee lovers will find their favorite here, and even sophisticated customers who, for example, love decaffeinated coffee, will also be pleased with the large selection. There are blends with robusta – they are suitable for those who, on the contrary, love a large amount of caffeine and cannot imagine their life without it.
So far, coffee can be bought only by arriving at a coffee shop, but this is a great reason to visit one of the Kavafaktura branches.
I don’t even remember when I first learned about Kavafaktura. Then I visited their coffee house in Prague 10: I remember that I was pleasantly surprised by the size of the coffee house itself. There were parents with children, and a young couple, and a woman who obviously lived in the same house and came here every morning. With all this, we did not interfere with each other and did not hear other people’s conversations.
I ordered a filter, because I went here purposefully to try the coffee of its roasting. Then I especially liked the coffee menu. It just seems endless. Coffee of variations for every taste.
Coffee.Sweets.Love – this is the main motto of Kavafaktura. I don’t want to leave this place, and do I need to.
- Počernická 60a, Praha 10, Malešice
- Čs. exilu 40,Praha 12,Modřany
- Mo-Fr 7:30-19:00 Sa 9:00-17:00 Su 9:00-15:00
Products from yeast dough in the form of a ring – bagels are distinguished by a memorable taste. The peculiarity of their preparation is that before baking they are lightly scalded in water.
The resulting “bagel” is cut in half to add the filling to the sandwich – it can be the most diverse: both hearty, and sweet, and salty.
Originating in Europe, this dish has become almost a cult classic in the United States, and are especially loved by New Yorkers.
Bagels with coffee, as a breakfast option (are quick, satisfying, and tasty), often appear in films and books describing American life.
In a word, this phenomenon is firmly established in American culture. If you have said at least once in your life: “Can I have everything bagel with cream cheese, toasted”, then you definitely understand what it is about.
Today I went to Můj Bagel. When I think about this place my mouth fills with saliva. People come here from other parts of the city just to taste this piece of art in the world of bagels.
Můj Bagel has a small but cosy room with only three tables- and have an open kitchen where you can watch the culinary process of making the tasty treats.
They have a huge selection of flavours and fillings to choose from. You have a chance to taste original and new flavours, which are definitely not found anywhere else in Prague.
Můj Bagel also has plenty of vegan options, and even the sweet bagels are made from vegan chocolate- so there are many options that will suit everyone.
For me, it is always important that the cafe also has delicious and high-quality coffee. Here you will be brewed fresh coffee from Coffeesource, and there is also a very large menu with drinks; smoothies, teas, cocktails, mulled wine, etc.
Mousse desserts with exclusive recipe have recently appeared in Můj Bagel too. A well-balanced bagel, coffee and dessert is the perfect combination for a tasty meal.
The holidays are getting closer and closer every day and you have not yet decided how to make your Christmas dinner really special, then I have an idea for you.
If you are a real hedonist, esthete, and lover of everything beautiful, you must have already been to Café Milleme. Prague Morning has already published several articles about the history, interior and special offers of this place. Everyone praises this place, and I understand why.
The patisserie itself is located in the very center of the city: it is easy to spot it by the window, through which you will see the desserts that look like a real work of art. If you go inside, you will immediately find an interior designed in the same style and incredibly clean showcase, full of the most aesthetic delicacies for every taste.
I would like to highlight the New Year collection. Yes, yes, desserts here are changed depending on the season, each collection differs from the previous one and, in addition…. they are limited!
Have you ever seen Christmas ball-shaped desserts? Each of them is unique and has the name of the city with which the ingredients are most associated. For example, cherries, dark chocolate and gingerbread prevail in the Strasbourg dessert, isn’t it logical? My favorite is Sydney: incredibly tender coconut mousse, fresh passionfruit cream and coconut sponge cake. After the first bite, you will fall in love with these desserts.
The main favorites of this month will be the incredibly beautiful house-shaped cakes made of mousse with dark chocolate, praline, hazelnut biscuit and ganache with caramelized nuts – the height of sophistication and style. There’s a swiss roll inside. I’m not lying.
There is also a special Christmas tree cake with matcha, passion fruit ganache and mango biscuit. It tastes like something fresh, with a slight sourness and moderate sweetness. Such cakes can and should be ordered in advance for the Christmas or New Year’s table in order to please yourself and your loved ones.
Every time I visit Cafe Milleme I am amazed at how workaholic and creative the chef Adina is. She’s is constantly improving herself – creating and making every collection of desserts, coming up with new recipes.
Adina has a very responsible approach towards her work: she chooses the highest quality and the best products for her desserts. The love invested is felt by every guest on a subconscious level. Maybe that’s why everyone wants to come back here.
Fortunately, I managed to get to know her personally and I began to admire her even more. I have participated in several workshops where she shared a few recipes and some life hacks. I could definitely write a separate whole article about Adina.